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Kavanaugh confirmation hearings are Kabuki television

Japan’s Kabuki theater tradition is over four-centuries-old. Kabuki performers are heavily made up, ornately dressed and engage at a snail’s pace in a highly stylized ... Read more

South Oxford Center a mark of area’s growth

The University of Mississippi announced yesterday that the South Oxford Center – what was formerly the Baptist Hospital campus before the new facility opened in ... Read more

When the IRS plays politics, you pay for it

Articles in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and The Washington Post recently detailed how the government has agreed to pay $3.5 million ... Read more

Let’s talk about Urban Meyer

Another football season, another football scandal. Whatever could have, and should have, been done by Ohio State University and its head football coach Urban Meyer ... Read more

The joke continues for public education in Mississippi

Newspapers work to include a myriad of subject pieces to attract readers. For some, there is news, while for others the attraction might be a ... Read more

Mississippi legislature should create “Durley Bratton law”

Dear Editor: The time has come for every Mississippi legislator to sponsor and pass a law entitled “the Durley Bratton law,” which makes it mandatory ... Read more

Question remains about future of animals in OLHS’ care

Dear Editor: I read with great interest and considerable respect your editorial of Aug. 11 regarding the closing of the OLHS: interest because I’ve adopted ... Read more

The deep state has deep roots

This country’s 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, led the nation through the Roaring Twenties, a time of social upheaval and rapidly changing mores. The United States ... Read more

Life lessons from “The Book of Juv”

By Randy Weeks “Christianity ain’t all that hard. You just do the right thing, tell the truth and love people.” Don’t go looking through your ... Read more

An ode to the welfare state

Not being a subscriber to the New York Daily News, I cannot attest to the quality of that publication. But as a retired English professor, ... Read more

A mascot all Rebels can love

Ole Miss mascots have been providing drama, water cooler conversation and news stories for 15 years now. You would be hard pressed to find an ... Read more

Portland: “Lord of the Flies” redux

The occupation of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office for five weeks in June and July, and a violent confrontation between anarchist groups ... Read more

Socialism plus ignorance: A toxic mix

Last month’s victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, in New York City’s 14th Congressional District Democrat primary over 10-term incumbent and Democrat Caucus Chair Joe Crowley ... Read more

Mass Hysteria: The left melts down

One of the unfortunate byproducts of the dumbing down of America is the increased susceptibility of the populace to mass hysteria. Mass or collective hysteria ... Read more

Newsprint tariff a threat to local news outlets

As President Trump’s trade war is waged with various other countries, Americans are beginning to feel the crunch. In Lafayette County, several construction projects, such ... Read more

Lone federal judge controls U.S. Immigration for nine months

In October 2017, Federal District Judge Derrick Kahala Watson, appointed by then-President Barack Obama in 2013, issued a nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump’s travel ... Read more

America was designed to be a work in progress

By Charlie Mitchell Did a teacher make you memorize the Declaration of Independence, or at least the first few paragraphs? With apologies, here’s an update ... Read more

Keeping America great isn’t just about politics

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that ... Read more

Thank you from The Pantry

This was a very busy month for the Pantry and May’s Oxford Orchard Church.  Besides the strong contributions from departing coeds, Katie Amidon and her ... Read more

Concern for the future of the Como library

Dear Oxford Eagle editor and all residents of north Mississippi: I am writing in response to a May 29 letter from First Regional Library (FRL) ... Read more

I’m Conservative, but don’t assume you know what I believe

By Christine Flowers Earlier this week, a producer from a Philadelphia television station called to inquire if I would like to come on and defend ... Read more

Crying kids aren’t just at the US border

By Michael Reagan I understand why the national media is so obsessed over the story of children of illegal immigrants being separated from their parents ... Read more

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